Daniel W. Drezner

Gone China-ing

Posting will be light this week as your humble blogger heads to Beijing, armed with enough surgical masks and business cards to survive a zombie apocalypse/build a roaring campfire.  Talk amongst yourselves about whether the emerging policy details from the Chinese Communist Party’s Third Plenum show that Xi Jinping and company will: A)  reform China’s ...

Posting will be light this week as your humble blogger heads to Beijing, armed with enough surgical masks and business cards to survive a zombie apocalypse/build a roaring campfire.  Talk amongst yourselves about whether the emerging policy details from the Chinese Communist Party’s Third Plenum show that Xi Jinping and company will:

A)  reform China’s economy so that it looks more market-oriented;

B)  talk the good talk but in reality centralize economic power within China’s state-owned enterprises;

C)  pursue some market reforms while still centralizing political power; or

D)  do what every other government in the world does and muddle through. 

 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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